To Be A Great Executive — Be Flexible.

stretch "In life, change is inevitable. In business, change is vital." - Warren G. Bennis

Encourage others to break tradition, when appropriate, in order to find better ways of doing things. Remember: If you continue doing what you've always done, you'll continue to get the same results.

Understand and appreciate that others may not do things exactly as you would do them. Be open-minded . . . you might discover their way is even better.

Remove Stop Signs to Progress by avoiding statements such as "We've tried that before" or "That's not the way we do that here."

Don't cast all decisions in cement. Be willing to modify them as changing circumstances or data dictate.